I never intended to have big, fun parties for my kids. It started when Lydia turned one. We had recently moved back to Atlanta and I wanted my best friends, my sisterchicks to be at the party. I see kids’ birthday parties as a time to honor the friends and family who have encouarged us, cared for us and supported us over the last year. That first birthday party is the biggest one—it’s kind of a celebration to say, “We made it! Thank you for helping us through this year!”
I love that I can gather my best friends, my family and new friends together in one spot. It does my heart good to see them all together. It also gives me the chance to do something for them. Yes, I know, they brought my kid a present. But I hope they feel honored by us while they are there, too. I hope they see that we thought of them beforehand. I hope they see their kid having a great time. I hope they enjoy the food!
(And really, their kids usually end up with a gift anyway. Did you see those airplanes?!)
That’s also what I hope you feel and see at this blog. I am purposing in my heart to prepare a special place for you. I want you to feel honored, cared for and planned for when you click away from here. And even though our kids won’t really be running around the backyard together or take home an airplane or a crazy hair do, I hope through the things we discuss and share on this blog, your kids will have a great time!
So, can we be friends? Will you hang at this party with me? I sure hope so!
In honor of friendship, of fun gifts and oh, just super cute stuff. Here’s a quick and fun giveaway for you today.
One lovely lady will win a beautiful Redeemed scarf…
an I am His necklace (the back is the cutest part…click to see it!)…
and a Treasured bracelet...
from the super fabulous Dayspring!
Speaking of honoring their friends, Dayspring is the BOSS of this! When I was at dotMom, they gave me (and all the bloggers there) the most super gift ever–one of the new Lisa Leonard necklaces with an initial charm attached. Hello! Talk about planning for me. I don’t even write for incourage, I have no connection to Dayspring. Yet, they knew I would be at the conference and dug out an “A” charm just for me. I still haven’t gotten over it. (Clearly, I love my name and an “A” just knocked my socks off!)
So, can we be friends? To be entered to win, leave me a comment about…oh, I don’t know, your very best childhood friend or how much you’d like us to be BFFs. Whatever.
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